Street Stories: Early Settlers
Cole Street

Cole Street is named after a member of the first settlement party, John Cole.  He built one of the first houses in Masterton, in Queen Street near the Regent Theatre, Cole died of blood poisoning following an accident and his brother Henry took up his 40-acre farm to the west of Chapel Street. Henry built his house, which still stands although much altered, on the land that was eventually to be known as Cole Street. In 1908 Cole Street was extended from where it then ended, at Coradine Street, through to the newly formed Pownall Street.